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“I want one!”
“toejam are you making fun of me? I want one...”
“Here's a review:
“Not making fun. Unless it's priced like a Bibler, I want one.”
“O.k., it is priced like a Blbler. I'll stick with my $99 Spitfire.”
“Looks like a nice piece of gear, but the $400 price tag didn't cause me to jump up and rush out the door to get one.”
“We were talking about those over on another forum a few weeks back.”
“I doubt they will but I did send them a e mail with past resume experiences for a test tent...If I buy one now...my wife will no doubt send me to hell...”
“I really like my Gossamer Gear The One weighs 1LB and is $295. Did pretty good in Alaska with over 50mph winds for nearly 12 hours! It had 1 small rip on one guy out that the company reinforced and fixed for free.
Fridge you're falling down on the Gear Whore job!”
“Big Anges UL Fly Creek is pretty sweet. Trail weight is two ounces more that the Easton (its 2lb 2 oz) and you get a vestibule. I'm loving it.
Floor area even without counting the vestibule is a little better, head height is better with the Easton.”
“Ped thats a nice tent and the price is good too.
Tango I just cannot keep up the madness. Got to move over and let some one younger and tougher do it.”
“TBH I see this as another company that is going to hurt their core business by expanding into something they don't need to.
Easton should just let present sales to the existing manufacturers of tents, snow shoes, etc. continue to do what it has always for them...make money.
I think they are going to lose their ass on this expansion.”
“Since places lke EMS carry the Big Agnes - it can easily be found at 20% off. Sometimes for more.”
Spoke to Footsloggers over in Boone NC friday about this tent. They are to be receiving them some time in Feb and said the price of the Kilo is $299.99. I restated his price and got a yes so this baby is on my radar now as soon as it hits the market.
There was some descreptency about the price being 399.99 but apparently not....299.99 and thats not a bad price for carbon fiber poles with new locking pole technology. Seams are taped, Double wall, 2 person with plenty of head room.
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“I think you will be very disappointed with the puny 6 sq. ft. vestibule. That is the size of the one on my solo tent, your pack will cover that space. With one door you will have to crawl over your gear if you have another person with you.”
“C'mon sticks. You think anyone would share a tent with Fridge?
“Only if Mindy the fart dog gets left outside!!”
I've been looking around for something to replace my Akto.
Is there a Great Lakes region distributor for this that you know of, 'Fridge.”
“Glad Easton is getting into the game. It looks like a front loader, so arguably, you really don't have to climb over anyone. Six foot vestibule would be fine for cooking in a storm. Packs and gear would go inside the tent.”
“yeah, but can you stuff it?
“What keeps that thing from going airborne in a strong breeze?”
“I'm thinking that the 50 lb king sized mattress will keep it grounded..
“Gotta be hot in that thang.”
“Is it sub-kilo?”
“I can't hardly part with $450 clams right now, but I definately see the Six Moon Europa being replaced with this:
“I like a double walled tent so much more than a single wall. I want a two person tho..”
“Yeah, I gotta say, after getting the hogback tarptent, which has a mesh tent inner and then sleeping in the cloudburst, I finally have gotten what bites about a singlewall. Most of the time they are fine, but I think my preference, overall, is for a double-wall as well. It's a small weight penalty for a greater comfort factor.”
“...and just more romantic.”
“You talking about the condensation problem? With good ventillation that solves it - although that doesn't help in the cold and wind when you want to hold some heat in.”
“The SixMoon Europa is bomb proof in a storm, but is a a condensation pit when you have to sip it up. If I leave it open and can catch any sort of air movement, it is great. Of course when it is 33 degrees out and raining it sucks.”
“On a winter hike, I had condensation so bad in my Tarptent Contrail that it actually snowed...inside my tent. And it was pitched into the wind - what little wind there was that night.”
“hahaha cd, I jsut had that issue Saturday night. And I didn't even have the rain fly on so it was mostly mesh.”
“Chili, check out the LightHeart SoLong 6. The design is very similar to the one in the Six Moons Designs link, but less expensive. Only 26 oz.
Just sews most of these tents herself. We have purchased two from her and have been very satisfied.
“I don't see the Eurpoa on the website, maybe it's been replaced.
The Trekker is $192 - I'd notice the $258 more than the 9 oz.”
“Just = Judy. I swear TT is playing games with my keyboard.”
“Spirit, were you camped in the fog or something? good grief”
“no, it was a clear night but the 18* chill might have had something to do with it.”
“Yeah, the cloudburst condensation really hasn't been a huge issue, mebbe frost on the inside a few time, never really dripping. Actually, a true double wall with a removable fly is probably more what I'm talking about in terms of preference. It's nice to be able to strip the whole tent down to just mesh and enjoy the stars.”
“Bingo! That's the romance aspect.”
“Has anyone seen this one out and about? http://www.appytrails.com/at_three_man.html”
“Toejam, I think the Europa was their first tent. I think the Lunar Solo replaced it.”
“I picked up a LightHeart SoLong 6 and have been impressed with the quality and room. Looks very similiar to the six moon design.”
“Looks very nice ,Fridge”
“That's a nice weight. Those split flys suck getting in and out of in the rain or other moisture. Always a tradeoff...”
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